hair and hide

hair and hide(, horns and tallow)

Rur. every last thing; every part. (Refers orginally to using every part of slaughtered cattle for something.) They took everything Mary had, hair and hide, horns and tallow. Joe never threw anything away. He found a use for everything, hair and hide.
See also: and, hair, hide
References in classic literature ?
Each beast was called by name, the weakest first, and woe betide any dog that moved out of his turn; for the tapering lash would shoot out like thonged lightning, and flick away an inch or so of hair and hide.
I had lost some hair and hide, here and there; the sharp and jagged end of a broken branch had thrust fully an inch into my forearm; and my right hip, which had borne the brunt of my contact with the ground, was aching intolerably.